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August 17, 2010

Afghanistan
Conflicting Objectives for U.S. in Afghanistan

President Obama’s political objectives for Afghanistan are limited and feasible, says military historian Gian Gentile, but the military’s counterinsurgency strategy and "maximalist approach of nation…

July 8, 2010

Germany
Merkel’s Sinking Support

German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces dwindling support because of "dithering" on the euro crisis and Germans’ opposition to having troops in Afghanistan, says Germany expert William Drozdiak.

June 24, 2010

United States
Russia’s Courtship of Silicon Valley

CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich says Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s meetings in Silicon Valley represent the most interesting development of his U.S. trip, which culminates with a Washington summit wh…

May 13, 2010

United Kingdom
Signals of Foreign Policy Vigor in London

Britain’s coalition government has an ambitious agenda that includes strong transatlantic and European ties, says expert Fred Kempe. But success will depend on how well the government manages British…

April 29, 2010

Global Governance
Are Attitudes Changing on Nuclear Weapons?

Although a positive outcome from the 2010 Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference is in doubt, arms control expert Henrik Salander says there’s a growing feeling that nuclear weapons can eventually…

April 5, 2010

United States
Obama’s Nuclear Plans Face Daunting Obstacles

With this week’s signing of the follow-on to START and next week’s nuclear summit in Washington, President Obama hopes to advance his agenda to reduce the number and spread of nuclear weapons, but pr…

March 22, 2010

United States
U.S.-Israel: Time For An ’Honest’ Talk

President Obama’s scheduled meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should stress that continued rejection of a peace settlement will erode the U.S.-Israel relationship, says Middle Ea…

March 11, 2010

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Confronting a Nuclear Tipping Point

The idea of nuclear disarmament is gaining traction internationally, but countries supporting it must counter the nuclear proliferation risk created by Iran and North Korea, and make sure disarmament…

March 1, 2010

Security Alliances
NATO at 61: Bear Trouble, and More

NATO members preparing for a new "strategic concept" to be issued at the November summit will have to both hash out serious differences about how NATO forces should be deployed and determine how best…

January 19, 2010

Haiti
Rebuilding Haiti: The Work of Decades

Haiti’s earthquake created a need for a tremendous short-term relief effort but also long-term reconstruction that could take decades and cost billions, says former Peace Corps director Mark L. Schne…